|Coming thro the rye for choir, clarinet and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Arrangement of Robbie Burns' Scottish folk song Coming thro' the rye for SATB choir, clarinet and guitar, with added hornpipe theme. See pdf files for score and instrumental parts I have made a recording at pitch for illustration, but the voices are somewhat "Pinky and Perky"-ish! (see ogg file). I should be pleased to hear of a live performance on day....
Keywords: scottish; folksong; folk song; rye; clarinet; guitar; choir; multitrack; burns
|Feuer und Wasser for alto voice and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Poem by Otto Wanke, music by by David W Solomons - for alto and guitar. A somewhat resigned teenage-angst song of unrequited love. See pdf file for score You can hear me perform the song in the ogg file Ich muss mich damit abfinden dass Feuer und Wasser nicht zusammen passen Das Feuer, das mit heller Flamme leuchtet, das seine Umgebung anzünden möchte, das knistert. Das Wasser, das gemächlich vor sich hinfliesst, das sich nur langsam erwärmen lässt, das sucht...
Keywords: teenage; song; alto; guitar; unrequited love; angst; german; english translation
|Au toun coenh - a spinning song from Gascony - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Arrangement for descant recorder and guitar of the Gascon spinning song Au toun coenh. The score and parts are provided as pdf files and the sound sample (electronic preview) is uploaded as an mp3 file (ogg file) (If either file type cannot be seen check "All Files: HTTP")
Keywords: gascon; gascony; spinning; folk song; guitar; recorder; descant
|Illusions - poem by Bluma Finkelstein music by David W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A poem of passion by Bluma Finkelstein, set for countertenor and guitar by David W Solomons (who also performs it here). The poem is in French but an English translation by the composer is provided in the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6afBT_lucM
Keywords: love; passion; song; finkelstein; countertenor; guitar; solomons; french; translation
|Early Evening in Camden Town - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Poem by Sandra Eros, music composed and performed by David W Solomons. (see also video: Camden Town See pdf file for score and ogg or mp3 file for my performance. This is a lament for the poor and dispossessed of any town, who nevertheless have dreams of a better place. The guitar sequence was composed in a tiny patch of green in a London Square, a very strange evening.... (I have become aware, over the years, that some people think this song may have a connection with the Red Hot Chilli Pepper'...
Keywords: camden; town; dispossessed; song; original music; poem; dreams; distant
|Sweet was the Song - by John Attey - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Arrangements by dwsolo for voice and guitar and for clarinet and guitar of John Attey's song "Sweet was the song the Virgin sang". The scores are in pdf format.
Keywords: renaissance; alto; clarinet; guitar; arrangement; Attey; religious; song
|En Province by Georges Rodenbach with English translation - set to music - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
The poem En Province by Rodenbach, with English translation (Up Country) by S N Solomons, set to music by D W Solomons. See pdf files for score and parts and ogg or mp3 files for performance. This can also be seen as a video on En Province
Keywords: rodenbach; solomons; poem; province; country; song; alto; original music
|"He makes men pure from their sins" for two voices and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Part of my Sequence for Alun's poetry (also available in my collection here on archive.org but this page provides various transpositions separate from the sequence itself). The guitar part is very simple - just chord names (I play them arpeggio style but you can play them any way that suits). The words are from St Paul's Letter to the Hebrews. The style is sort of folksy (quite different from my usual style) and could be used in an evangelical style church service...
Keywords: religion; music; monk; poetry; pure; evangelical; guitar; voices; hebrews; st paul; song; anthem
|A North Country Maid arranged for guitar and alto voice - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
The accompaniment on this arrangement that I made of the English folk song a North country maid is moderately easy to play on the classical or acoustic guitar. The pdf file is the score. The mp3 or ogg file is an electronic preview (using clarinet for the voice part). (If either of these files cannot be seen check "All files: HTTP") Enjoy. If anyone records it I'd like to hear it :-)
Keywords: north; country; maid; folk song; english; guitar; alto; arrangement; classical; acoustic
|Cupid shame yourself - a teenage lament - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song written after a "love affair" that never was. See pdf files for the various versions available (different keys with guitar chord names and version with full guitar part notated) and mp3 or ogg file for my performance in the original key (C Minor). I have also made a video of the song which you can see here: Cupid, shame yourself
Keywords: cupid; asexual; love; friend; shame; song; alto; guitar; chord names; iceberg; human form; tenderness
|Falling is painless - 4 poems by Carol Batton with music by David W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Carol Batton distributes her poems freely around Manchester. These are four of them, set to music for alto and guitar. See pdf file for the score and ogg or mp3 file for my performance. This can also be seen on video: Falling is Painless
Keywords: batton; leaf; clocks; song; original music; alto; guitar; poetry; poems; depression
|Song of the Childless - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song of the Childless for alto voice and guitar composed and performed by David W Solomons (see pdf for score and mp3 or ogg file for performance) This song was inspired by my initial reactions to the realization that I am infertile. In my case this was due to Kallmann's syndrome [go google it ;-)] (that being said, some people with Kallmann's can have children, after much medical fiddling, but this is not so in my case)...
Keywords: infertile; infertility; childlessness; song; original music; alto; guitar; score; classical guitar; countertenor; asexual; asexuality; kallmann's; dawkins; selfish gene